Bed numbers in Barcelona, Spain 2017, by type of accommodation

Barcelona has seen a considerable growth in the number of visitors that stayed in hotels over the past 30 years, with its bed occupancy rate reaching 72.2 percent in 2017. As this Spanish city drew in millions of visitors every year, the demand for hotel availability increased considerably. As a result, hundreds of new lodging establishments sprung up, boosting the accommodation numbers in Barcelona. Most of the beds offered by these accommodation businesses were in hotels, with figures amounting to over 70 thousand. Homes for tourist use followed not too far behind, with nearly 60 thousand beds in 2017.

Accommodation taxes: a reality in Barcelona

In order to avoid overcrowding, sustain tourism services or simply to collect funds, many European travel destinations have a tourist or accommodation tax in place. Barcelona, as one of Europe’s most visited cities, also features this type of tourism taxation, with its highest fee amounting to 2.25 euros per person and day in 2019. The fee will be calculated based on the type of accommodation that the traveler chooses for their stay in the Mediterranean city.

Tourism constitutes an essential industry for the Spanish economic system

Spain ranked second on the list of most visited countries in the world, with its number of international visitors amounting to nearly 82 million in 2017. The Mediterranean country is also one of Europe’s favorite holiday destinations in 2018 – the United Kingdom, Germany and France appeared in the leading positions of the largest number of international visitors to Spain by country of residence, as confirms the most recent data.

Number of beds available in Barcelona in 2017, by type of accommodation

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Release date

July 2018

Region

Spain

Survey time period

2017

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